Title: Mission Unstoppable
Author: Dan Gutman
Series: The Genius Files
Recommended for: 3rd – 6th Grade
Pages: 293 pages
Call Number/Link: J GUT
Synopsis: The most exciting road trip in history begins! In this action-packed, New York Timesbestselling adventure, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a family vacation you’ll have to read to believe.
With the real-kid humor that has earned Dan Gutman millions of fans around the world, and featuring weird-but-true American tourist destinations, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun. As Coke and Pepsi dodge nefarious villains from the Pez museum in California all the way to the Infinity Room in Wisconsin, black-and-white photographs and maps put young readers right into the action.
As an adult I thought the kids names were funny with having names of rival pop companies. The parents and adults are no help at all to the kids. That said the book was great. I think kids that love adventure will love it cause something is always happening.I really think your reluctant reader, because you can read a chapter or two (really short) and then go look up the fun random fact that you learned about. Mrs. McDonald, Coke and Pepsi mom, has a web site called Weird but True, so throughout the whole book you get little facts that you can google and get more information. I just learned that there is a Spam Museum, who knew. I also think that this book could work well for teachers with the common core.
How to sell the book: Twins are going on a family trip across country. They stop at weird but true museums, singing sand dunes, and big balls of twine locations. All the while being chased by assassins, but not knowing why.